Aircraft Mechanic (Fixed Wing) - Military Requirement
This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position.
Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
This is a standing register used to fill position at AFRC locations as vacancies occur. Some positions may have promotion potential to a higher grade than the grade being filled. Multiple vacancies may be filled from this announcement. The beginning and ending salaries may vary depending on location of position.
The cut-off date for these positions is the 25th of each month. Therefore, if we receive your application by midnight on the 25th of the month, you are eligible to go on the register the following month.
Some positions covered may or may not be obligated. Therefore, the selectee may be displaced by reassignment or reduction in force procedures at a later time should the previous incumbent exercise his/her reemployment rights.
Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.
The Government's most important asset is its people.
- Occasional Travel
- Incumbent may be required to fly in military and/or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty (TDY) assignments.
A specific length of experience or training is not required. However, you must have experience and/or training (military or civilian, paid or unpaid) of sufficient scope and quality to be able to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. You must show that you have the experience identified in the Job Elements listed below as they relate to the position for which you are applying. Since your rating will be based upon the information you supply in your application (resume), you should be as detailed as possible and use the following Job Elements as a guide to assist you in identifying your relevant work experience.
ELEMENT A - Ability to Do the Work of the Position Without More Than Normal Supervision -- What work can you do by yourself without the help of a boss or supervisor? Give examples of the kinds of instructions your supervisor gives you when you start a task. Tell about experience you have had that shows you can work on the basis of your own judgment (Screening Element). ELEMENT B - Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment -- Identify the hand tools, power tools, specialized tools, and related support equipment that you have used and give brief examples of the work performed with each. ELEMENT C - Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair -- Identify the types of equipment you had to assemble; make; install; test; or repair. Give examples of the work you performed on the equipment such as assemble; disassemble; install; test; maintain; repair; troubleshoot; calibrate; modify; and design. ELEMENT F - Technical Practices -- Provide examples of your work experience that require inventing new methods to do tasks that could not be done in regular ways. State trade theory or technical principles you are familiar with which must be understood to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Give examples of work you have performed which required knowledge and experience in new and up-to-date trade practices. Also, give examples of your work, which required precise timing, accurate dimensions, or precise fit. ELEMENT I - Use of Test Equipment or Measuring Instruments -- Identify the measuring instruments and/or test equipment that you have used and briefly describe for what purpose you used each. ELEMENT J - Troubleshooting -- Provide examples of your experience troubleshooting equipment. Show the extent to which you had to understand the entire system to isolate the problem. Tell extent of danger to equipment if incorrectly handled with troubleshooting. Give examples of the more difficult troubleshooting you have done. ELEMENT K - Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, or Blueprints -- What kind of instructions, specification or directives have you had to interpret? Be sure to describe experience in interpreting new instructions or specifications concerning changes in operational procedures. How frequent were changes? On what jobs did you have to interpret manufacturers'' guides, catalogues, technical manuals, drawings, blueprints, charts or maps? Give examples of the more difficult instructions, etc. you had to interpret.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position may or will require incumbent to: (1) Be exposed to intake suction or hot exhaust blasts. (2) Drive a motor vehicle. (3) Lift 80 lbs or more. (4) Work in heat, cold and inclement weather. (5) Be exposed to aircraft fluids, oils, hydraulic fluids, solvents, and hazardous fluids and gases. (6) Work on slippery or uneven surfaces. (7) Work around machinery with moving parts. (8) Work uncommon tours of duty. (9) Obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance. (10) Some positions covered by this announcement may be designated as drug testing positions where the incumbent may be subject to random drug testing. (11) Some positions under this announcement may be covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sept 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment ) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of such positions. (12) Some positions under this announcement may be controlled positions cover by the Personal Reliability Program (PRP). (13) Regular assignments are primarily ART duties, however, some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities may be assigned.
The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position is to serve as an Aircraft Mechanic in an aircraft maintenance organization of an Air Force Reserve unit. The incumbent will perform duties such as:
- Installing, adjusting, aligning, inspecting, troubleshooting, and final functional and operational tests on a variety of major aircraft systems, their assemblies, and components such as airframe, landing gear, wheel and tire, power plant, gear boxes, pumps, and hydraulic, pressurization, utility, fuel, oil, pneumatic, and flight control systems.
- Towing, launching and recovering aircraft
- Documenting work performed on appropriate forms and systems.
- Initiating requisitions for needed parts and supplies.
- Providing on-the-job training to lower graded aircraft workers and others in related trades on aircraft maintenance procedures.